We’ll come to senior talk. Senior talk is where you can find in most use for information, tips, resources for you or your loved one about Assisted Living San Leandro. When it comes to senior care, I’ll be your host, Nicole. She, this podcast is brought you by Nestle senior placement and care solution. Nestle is um, East Bay, California base company and suddenly Androgel Nsbe helps seniors find the most suitable, assisted living boarding care, memory care facilities and nursing home and amazing caregivers. You can find more information and their website at [inaudible] Dot Com Ness v spelled n e s t nes as a Berness, v as Victor, y as yellow, so it’s Ness v and e s t e v y.com. In this Assisted Living San Leandro episode we will be discussing wondering behavior. It is a type of behaviors that exhibits in Alzheimer’s, dementia patient and we will also talk about fire dangers in wandering behavior and also how to prevent wondering behavior or support someone who’s wondering in at the end.
We’ll close with two amazing local resources for the East Bay residents and seniors in Oakland, San Leandro or Hayward as many caregivers or family knows each person with dementia has different needs and also exhibit different behaviors and symptoms. Some people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, they could repeatedly ask the same questions or they recognize certain people they don’t recognize other people or they might thing their son is their friend. They give, they get very confused with their age. All the behaviors or symptoms can be very heartbreaking but one particular behavior can be dangerous which is wondering behavior or coding to Alzheimer’s Association. Six in 10 people with dementia will wonder and the reason I’m wondering is one of the most dangerous behaviors is because a person, not only they become lost, they can injure themselves and no one can find them. First thing is we wanted to identify who is at risk of wondering anyone who has memory problems and is able to walk is at for wondering.
Even an early stage of dementia, a person can become confused or disoriented in certain period of time. Some people, they become more confused in afternoon and someone become agitated in the evening. So it is important for us to plan ahead for this type of situation, be on the logout, be vigilant for some of the signs. Signs like forgetting how to get to familiar places like a park or a friend’s house nearby or returning home, really laid, um, or sometimes looks confusing even though they’re nearby home. Or did he become wrestlers pacing around, make repetitive movements, um, or someone is more events, have difficulty locating familiar places like a bathroom, bedroom, walking in the wrong room and you know, trying to maybe walking into the bathroom thinking is walking into a dining room or ask where about of past friends and family. Um, even sometimes the more advanced one they might say, I want to go home, but while they are a home, let’s talk about a few tips to help someone who wonders. First one is to create a daily routine. A daily routine can both be helpful for the caregivers or for someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A structured day not only helps the caregiver to spend less time planning a hair also can help someone with Alzheimer’s to be more at ease and enjoy. He’s or her day. You also wanted to encourage movement and exercise activities and make sure someone with wandering behavior have some sort of exercise routines. Allow the person to walk around and exercise in a safe, um, control environment.
You also want her to pay close attention to the most likely time. The Assisted Living San Leandro person might wonder, you might want to plan to exercise or activities around that time to reduce agitation, restlessness or reduce anxiety. And another thing I find really helpful is to help you love one signer with um, Alzheimer’s daycare program. For example, in the East Bay area we have um, um, a couple of locations. They provide daycares for someone with Alzheimer’s. Basically they will pick up the Yule log one at a house in the morning and then have all day activities planned out at a center and drive them back. At the end of the day. It’s kind of like similar to the children’s daycare, except it’s for the seniors. And another thing we want to pay attention to is making sure all the needs are being met. Um, a lot of time people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, they might feel agitated because they are thirsty.
They started wondering out and trying to find water going to different places or you know, go to the bathroom trying to find a bathroom and wonder out of the door. Um, so it is very important to check on them, make sure they drink enough water, stay hydrated or have enough nutrient of flu and use bathrooms. There’s another thing that I’ve seen in the field is quite common for someone with dementia is they forget certain abilities they can no longer do such as walking or driving a person life. Forget that he or she cannot low, don’t longer drive. So it is important that we don’t keep car keys around Seoul, a person with Alzheimer and dementia, my thing, they can drive and took the keys and sort of driving the family can also consider adding a [inaudible] gray system or device on the door when someone opened the door or window an or with sound.
It is quite common for someone who has Alzheimer or dementia as get lost when their loved one or caregivers may be just doing dishes or taking a shower using the bathroom. And you know, here the person just leave, leave the house without anyone knowing in the house. So adding a simple bill plays above the door, at least alert, uh, the loved one or the caregiver in the health. Lastly, not only we have preventative measure, we also wanted to be active when the loft one gets lost. So having a current photo, um, enhance or available in case, um, someone with Alzheimer’s dementia get lost. We can easily and quickly provide the recent photos who the neighbors or to the law enforcement if staying at home is no longer safe. Options for someone with dementia is common to consider assisted living or a memory care facilities. They are many assisted livings that also have memory care unit in most cities.
Just name a few. In San Leandro we have Mary mound assisted living. They have second floor or third floor. Um, I don’t quite remember. It has a dementia unit where the unit is secure that prevent the resident from wondering. And also they have really engaging activity design to help dementia, Alzheimer’s residents, rollerskate and San Leandro Ross gay sister living. They also provide Alzheimer’s support where they have daily activities who promote, um, memory or make sure the residents at ease. One thing I really like about rose gate is they have a really good nutritional programs that really makes sure their resident is hydrated and stay healthy and eat healthy food and do lots of exercise. In Oakland. We have age song assist, the living on Fruitville in East Oakland. Um, they are also, I’m a very secure, so, uh, assisted living, um, people with dementia when they wonder there will be a helpful, um, basically a Assisted Living San Leandro worker kind of like a guide or resident back into the facilities or walk around for the residents.
They have a beautiful backyard for the resident to explore. When someone becomes agitated . They have a therapy room with aroma therapy and they have a consultant on site to help kind of relax, uh, people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. In Hayward, we have sun reaches, retirement assisted living. Um, they also have a memory care unit where they have secure system and really fun activities for the residents who’d be engage in, um, have fun, enjoy their life. They are many assisted livings with memory care units throughout the whole bay area. Of course you wanted to contact a local expert ness fee, ness savvy senior experts, or help you find the best assisted living or boarding care most suitable for you or you love one. Alright, this is all we got today for caregivers who take care of someone who exhibit wondering behavior. Now let’s talk about a few local San Leandro wonderful resources.
First one is SOS meals on wheels, San Leandro and so as meals on wheels. Sal Leandro is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding homebound seniors in Hayward or San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro valley and part of East Oakland every week day about a hundred warm, delicious, nutritious meals or deliver to the seniors who are over 60 years of age and are able to purchase or prepare food from themselves. Not only those amazing um, delivery drivers deliver those very valuable meals, nutritious meal for the seniors. They also check on them to make sure they’re okay. The central resources is utilizing health and human services department. Personally, it really saved their life. I have a very useful guide. We’ll lady [inaudible] your contact information. We hope full range of social one hand they don’t go out but they just seem to have anyone there for them for just regular. You’ll also benefit the Assisted Living San Leandro volunteer to the door chat or serving Selenia androgyny or is it really makes their day area similar. Enzo area. He was very provide mental health. Can you say more about system? Suddenly Andrew? Hey in cash for Molly you can find I want to step out or information and referral resource one zero six dot six website by Ella FY 1-800-BUY-IN-IS Meta a l a m e d a c as cat o as Orange Info and if you want to call them you can call (510) 577-3462.
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